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at the conclusion. when general andrew jackson achieved this spectacular triumph in new orleans. as we will see the language of love proves pivotal to the public's narration of these events. win or lose, americans found their imagination captured whenever battle sagas were replayed as love stories. no matter how dire the events of the day, pro-war commentators could always be counted on to put a romantic gloss on public adaption. the war of 1812 provided an ideal moment for americans from anonymous unknowns like the author of that soldier sally to leading nationalist to mold the meaning of love of country. war supporters worked to portray the conflict is a romantic adventure, one in which dashing young men went to war and won the hearts of patriotic maidens, and one in which the thrill of romantic love contributed directly to the low of victory. now before i take you on an unconventional chronology of the war i do want to first pause to take a careful look at contemporary theory of political economy. you are going to have to bear with me for 10 minutes or so and i promise we will get back to so
a little while ago jesse jackson jr. said that he has been suffering from bipolar we haven't seen him at all he is at the mayo clinic he has won this race. there is really no place for you to be tonight. he is not here, sandy is not here his family is not here as a matter of fact the rev. we hear tonight is in ohio. can you hear us? >> that's why we are at an election night party here in the second congressional district in madison at the sports bar and grill you know jesse jackson jr. had problems, lots of well-documented problems in the past few months but winning this election was never expected to be one of them, tonight we can confirm that he remains at the mayo clinic in minnesota he voted by absentee ballot and there was no party for him so that's why we have been here talking with these constituents i just want to tell you a few minutes ago i did get a text message from his spokesperson and i will read it back to you know, the tax says my deep and sincere thanks to the people of the second congressional district i am humbled and moved by the support shown today, every day i t
quincy adams versus andrew jackson. andrew jackson was accused of being an adulterer and big mist because of a quirk in his divorce proceedings of his wife, rachel, from her first marriage. but something that was circulated around the whole country, called the coffin hand bill. it was a pamphlet, that was posted throughout the country, showing coffins. these were the men that andrew jackson had supposedly kill, either as a general or ordering the execution or through duels. so being called a big amist and an adult tress and a murder, is what was going on. we like to think about gentlemen and powdered wigs but politics has always been a nasty business and a sharp knife business from the beginning. >> host: how has the power of the presidency changed over 44 different presidents? >> guest: well, you know, sent out in don't know much about american presidents to set out why the with ha president. 225 years ago we just celebrated constitution day a few months ago -- celebrating the adoption of the constitution as it was written in philadelphia before it was ratified, and one of the things the
that. it is andrew jackson. and first of all, how often did you look for the little story at the beginning that -- frankly, a lot of them i never heard. >> if you didn't hear of them i'm very impressed. we did. and i cap say that i was the one personally going through the archives and doing it. it was one of the decisions i made to try to make it as non historical as possible, to make it as journalistic as possible. and it is -- device we use in journalism to find the little nugget, the little anecdote that gives -- reveals something about the guy's character. it is a device you use in journalism, lead little. lead with some little wonderful nugget, anecdote, that gives you an insight ask draws the reader in. and we begin in the case of andrew jackson with a story of him in a duel, dean fending his wife's honor at which he had to do a number of times. before he -- went to the presidency. >> you say -- the fellow's name is charles dickinson who was 27 years old and had already killed 26 people in duels. who is his opponent if >> andrew jackson. >> what was -- what was the r
returned our calls. site selection will be handled by the maryland gaming agency. >>> the name jackson is perhaps the biggest last name in music. >> but up next, why does germaine jackson want to change his last name? he is even going to court over it. >> i remember that song. at son now this is a party. mmm. i don't know, i think i might bail. yeah, it's pretty dead. [ male announcer ] one is never enough. new kfc dip'ems. freshly prepared tenders dipped in irresistible sauces. try a 20 pc bucket with 6 sauces. >>> germaine jackson is asking a court to let him alter his famous last time and become germaine jacksun with a u instead of an o. he filed a petition saying it was for, quote, artistic reasons. the friend says while the spelling may change, it still sounds the same. >> that is pretty much just a publicity stunt. >> i didn't know he was still an artist though. >>> she won an oscar for playing queen elizabeth i in shakespeare in love. she is now maying spy master m in the james bopped movies. >> kevin mccarthy talked to her. >> he is relent in his pursuit to find much. as an ac
lohan's got a new blame game going on. jermaine jackson seems to be distancing himself from his family. and miley cyrus is talking about wedding plans, lots of them. >> joining us once again, georgia is with the hollywood headlines. georgia, this ongoing feud between madonna and lady gaga, reaching a new level. is there a peace offering out there from madonna? >> madonna tried to offer a peace offering, but lady gaga kind of said no. it's crazy. i'm very surprised at this, because lady gaga, you can certainly tell madonna was a big influence for her. at least it seems that way to me. she was at a concert in minnesota, and she told her fans there, you know, i offered -- i asked lady gaga to come on stage with me and she said no. madonna said, it's no big deal. i've had rejection before. it's all good. rejection builds character. can you believe how hot that could be, with lady gaga and madonna on stage together? >> lindsay lohan has an excuse for getting into trouble. it involves everybody but her. >> don't we just love lindsay lohan? >> she keeps us busy. >> she does. she got into the
. >> san jose police are looking for a hit and run this is near alum rock and jackson in east san jose the man also was hit by a second driver. who stopped. he says the pedestrian was not in a crawl this is the ninth pedestrian fatalities so far this year in the san jose this is back to business at the port of oakland after tuesday's worker strike. service employees were picketing, they're upset after a long contract. this was the scene earlier today. >> normally, with the terminals closed in honor of the thanksgiving holiday you work with to have long lines. adding to the disruption that we saw yesterday certainly it is going to be even longer. there is no doubt that these truckers, are impacted the most. with $500-$1,500 that the trucker might have lost because of the time lost because of this the ford spokesman says that the drivers are use to the hardest at >> there are 4000 truck drivers and serve the port of oakland many of them transport perishable goods. that must be delivered in a timeless forever risks not been paid. 5000 registered nurses are cannot enter nursing stations, t
of issues. >> hallie jackson joins us live to begin our coverage. florida is too close to call but it will not matter. >> president obama knows where his home will be for the next four years. it will be here in washington after waking up in chicago this morning. the first family ways to an ecstatic crowd in chicago. >> thank you. >> as supporters cheered in times square and in front of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the crowd fell silent in boston where mitt romney supporters found his candidate did not earn enough votes to earn the white house. >> i wish i was able to lead the country in a different direction. we join with you to pray for him and for this great nation. >> romney called for bipartisanship. >> cannot risk partisan bickering. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> the president promised to work with congress, he vowed -- >> we remain more that a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> senator harry reid and john boehner
, and you could always get a picture with him. and there were others. jesse jackson's a terrific subject, and some of the others. we had a lot of fun along the way. and others, of course, are more difficult. >> who is the most difficult? >> well, pat robertson wasn't the easiest person in the world to photograph. and i think the reason for that is simple. he's a gentleman who makes his living on television, and is very aware of the camera, and very aware of camera angles, and how he looks. and therefore, he has his guard up at all times. and when you look at pictures of him in the book, you can see that. he just notices where the camera is all the time because he's been trained, and that's how he makes a living. that's his profession. where the other candidates don't come from television. >> one thing inside this book on the flap that seems a little higher than most, and that's the price. how much does it cost for this? and i don't mean higher than most photographic books, i mean higher than most books. how much is this on the news stand? >> the soft cover -- you've got the hard cover. m
is san jose state university professor melinda jackson. is the research director for survey and policy research institute. the areas of interest are public opinions, civic engagement and political participation and melinda will be giving us analysis as returns come in. welcome. >> thank you. >> one of the closest-watched races is proposition 30, that is one of the tightest as well. what are your thoughts heading into this election? >> it's going to be a razor thin margin that could go either way. tolling shows 48% in favor, 44% against. with that 8% undecided so it's undecideds going to make the difference on this. it's also going to depend on turnout. group that's tend to favor prop 30 more, younger voters, latino voters also, groups don't always turn out in high numbers on election day. so turn out going to make a difference. >> what are your thoughts on prop 37? labeling of genetically engineered foods? >> prop 37 is going to be very close, initially there was majority support for prop 37, back in september polls showing over 60% in favor. there has been a lot of ads against 37 in t
in san jose. it happened just after 6:00 a.m. on alum rock avenue near the intersection with jackson avenue. police say the man was about 30 feet outside of the crosswalk when the car hit him and then drove off. the victim died at the scene. >> all we have on that vehicle is it is a dark-colored sedan, unknown make or model. again, we're still talking to witnesses right now. >> police say a second vehicle also hit the victim. that driver did stop and cooperated with police. the accident tied up traffic in the area and the valley transportation authority had to reroute some buses. >>> this day before thanksgiving is very busy. christien kafton is live at sfo. is it smooth sailing now? >> reporter: that's what we're hearing. we're at the virgin america ticket area. things are moving along quite nicely. flights in and out of sfo are packed full and are flying, by and large, on time. >> passenger loads are up about 3% year over year since last year. but everything is operating smoothly. >> reporter: there were problems late into last night lasting into this morning. rainy weather led to
the nationals decided not to offer pitcher edwin jackson a $13.3 million offer. that means they get nothing if he goes elsewhere. today gm mike rizzo explains why saying he likes the agents on the market better and doesn't want to get locked in. josh hamilton is considered the best position player on the market right now but he may come with a hefty price tag, rumored to be around $175 million j. time to reveal our game of the week, playoff edition. virginia, maryland playing on friday. here's your choices for the week. go to usa today high school sports.com to vote. we'll announce the winner. >> you want to do the salsa dance? >> that was cool. that was a young man who wh'so ecl oumi byb cese? 'sheas -wh! lahi ] t'thtay 0%atal tt cesth - o tnkou ..oewhev yoreoi. inbabechse omheauinco ha y lgh tay chndrey ee i inlgt,ouwari fvo uuscat si. d 3ti cors r dg yo'rfr tinlg inve lt t. e ugngowhee. veouauedod?
was identified as andre jackson of southeast d.c. police are still looking for his killer. >> howard university students want to know what the school is going to -- doing to keep them safe after a student was sexually assaulted on campus. there will be a town hall meeting meeting. a 17-year-old is seen here in surveillance got into a third floor room and attacked a student at knifepoint. >> that really hit home for us. it was -- i couldn't sleep that same night. >> howard officials haven't said how exactly he was able to get into the dorm room. students suspect it was because security procedures involving i.d. checks were not being enforced. >> eleanor holmes norton focusing on public safety issues tonight walking the mall. she will use it to look at police presence lighting and other measures. she started the annual walk on the mall after several were robbed in a matter of weeks in 2006. >> 4:51 is the time on monday. 40 degrees. >> up next a look at the weekend becomes office. seewashington's new movie >> good morning to you. 4:53. let's check in with jackie on the force
melinda jackson. >> you are associate professor of political science at san jose state. what went wrong for romney in the states that were must-wins for him. >> the polls were right on this year. despite some skepticism about how well they would perform. the romney campaign did maintain until the end they thought they were going to win in the end those electoral college projections turned out to be right on. it wasn't that close. i think it was a good night for democrats. turnout helps democrats and the democratic ground game was a big fact for in that this year. >> the demographics of the democratic victory also important. is this something we are going to see as maybe future outcomes for races like this? >> yes, i think that's the other big story coming out of this. the demographics of the country are ranging -- are changing. we are a more diverse country particularly for young voters who are just entering the political system, the democrats have such an advantage among young voters we are seeing voter turnout is increasing among young voters. they still vote less than older voters bu
moment tarle but we wanted to follow up about jesse jackson jr. retiring from congress. he has smit his letter of resignation to speaker john boehner. they confirmed that today and he write it is move will set off a scrammle to fill the seat in the chicago area. pat quinn will have five days from the effective date of the resignation to announce the time of the special election. jesse jackson jr. resigning his seat in congress. we'll keep you posted on that. and we said we would take you live to the united nations at 3:00 this afternoon. that has been pushed back likely in response to the news of the ceasefire in israel today. that has been pushed to 3:30 eastern. we will take you there once it gets under way. >> james on our 65 and over line. good afternoon, sir. caller: i'm 85-year-old and i was living good up until the last four years off of my retirement. but in the last four years the cost of living has gone up so much that i can't make it. i have to get out and get odd jobs to buy groceries. and this -- the first of this year i got a 1.7 increase in social security and cost of liv
of the jackson brothers is trying to change his famous last name, at least the way it is spelled. jermaine jackson is petitioning a court to change the spelling of his name to s-u-n, instead of s-o-n. he's been promoting his book on his brother. >>> coming up next at 5:00, the battle to bring beluga whales >>> for the first time in almost two decades, u.s. aquariums are trying to import whild beluga whales from the arctic. they would live in captivity here. >> and for that reason, the plan is seeing stiff opposition. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more from the georgia aquarium in atlanta. >> reporter: they are as stunning as they are playful. >> i personally think the whales are amazing. they're my favorite in the whole aquarium. they're just beautiful and majestic. >> reporter: these beluga whales have dazzled tour groups at the georgia aquarium for years. >> i think we should keep them safe no matter what. >> reporter: now the aquarium finds itself swimming in controversy over a proposed plan to import 18 more of them from russia. >> we feel like our role is not only to have animals so that p
're -- >> just like michael jackson. >> reporter: a teacher direct from atop an suv parked right on f street. >> i just want to help them understand they can go anywhere they want to go. >> reporter: savoy has traditionally been a very low performing school, but they were selected a while back by the president's committee on the arts to get some extra resources, things like art supplies and musical instruments. the award goes to schools that are about to turn the corner. >> i was born and raised there in southeast. to come back to that community and see how the program is making kids want to come to school, making parents want to get involved, the volunteers, it just really is building the community. ♪we're fighting for the night. it's a thriller ♪ >> reporter: they practiced for a month. >> every day. we practiced like this. >> i'm very proud because we put a lot of effort in it. >> i feel happy because we get to experience something we never did before and i feel good about it. >> reporter: when you saw your faces and makeup, what did you think? >> i was frightened like some type of
, five, george bret, 16, bow jackson, 22, dennis leonard, 29, dan quiz enberry, the powerball, 6, willie wilson. and while it is an odd coincidence, the royals spring training is in arizona where the other big winning ticket was sold. we're told when cindy called her husband to tell him the news that they had won the lottery, she said she thought she was having a heart attack. what do they plan to do with all of the money? the one thing they apparently have already discussed is adopting another child. savannah? >> it is willie, and kerry, think she will get the pony. who holds the other half of that jackpot. the other ticket was sold in arizona. why is there excitement at a gas station in maryland. tom costello is in upper marlboro to explain. >> reporter: this is really strange, all the way across the country. here is the answer. yesterday about 12:45, a gentleman walked in here into the store. he was wearing the reflective type of protective gear you wear if you worked on the highway, for example, and asked to check the powerball numbers and then he started celebrating, and celebrating
despite a hard fought campaign swing state not talk about it is nor romney. peter jackson talk show host. also with us talk show host on radio ben ferguson. if the economy was the number one issue 75 percent said we are voting on the economy and if romney led on the economy, which the polls indicate how did he lose? >> i think a lot of it is that one issue which is the ex factor. barack obama at the end of the day is a very likeable guy. there is a lot of people who voted for him that said by golly i like this guy and i am going to give him another shot. unemployment numbers aren't where he said there would be. didn't cut the deficit in half. those that are on food stamp numbers has risen by 17.7 million but i like him. it's the x factor you saw with bill clinton. he could almost do no wrong and recover from anything. that is something that transc d transcended into this election. when you saw the president come out in the way he did side by side with chris christie that we saw even in new jersey that obviously is a powerful picture. i think that's the reason he is still the president o
of troubled events for jesse jackson jr. now word of a possible plea deal as the illinois congressman faces legal trouble. we are on the face next. busier highways.nk on on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ >>> despite being out of the office and in treatment for this mood disorder since the summer, congressman jesse jackson jr. was re-elected two days ago and now seeking a much tougher signoff from prosecutors investigating him for allegedly misusing campaign funds. chicago sun times is r
:30 eastern time. >>> and three people are dead following a fiery plane crash in jackson, mississippi. all three were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house just after takeoff tuesday night. a mother and son escaped the burning home with minor injuries. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> and still no word on what caused a powerful explosion that leveled a neighborhood in indianapolis. two people were killed. five homes were destroyed in that blast. saturday night. dozens of other homes were damaged. investigators say there was no smell of gas before the explosion, but nothing has been ruled out. >>> a cheerleader for the orlando magic is hospitalized this morning after a stunt went horribly wrong. between the first and second quarter, jamie wood was on a teammate's shoulders when she fell and hit the ground hard. paramedics were so concerned they immediately put her in a neck brace. wood was able to wave to the crowd as she was taken away in a stretcher. the hardwood floor. the wave there's a good sign she's going to be okay. good to see. >> those girls
waiting for them. who knows. real quick, medical note, joe jackson, father of michael jackson, suffered a mild stroke in the hospital, recuperating. wish him well. now." in the hospital, recuperating. wish him well. [ female announcer ] he could be your soulmate. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. now." >> sleep is overrated. >>> you are watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ ♪ >> all right, time now to take a look back at the week that was. >>> all right. time now to take a look back at the week that was, and it was all about the benjamins, baby. >> from the crush of holiday shoppers to powerball fever to fears of a fiscal cliff. here's our "friday rewind." >> it's become pre-thank, black, small biz cyberweek. >> cyber monday is a big deal for us. it's real. it's not something made up for us to get some hype. >> free powerball tickets for the next drawing. >> it would be the best t
after takeoff in jackson, mississippi, slamming into a house and killing all three people onboard. a person inside the house was injured in the crash as well. the plane's owner says all three men onboard the piper pa-32 were pilots heading to an faa safety conference in re monday, mississippi, when the plane went down. >>> and the man who said he had a sexual relationship with kevin clash is now changing his story. he said he had a relationship with clash when he was 16 years old now. through his attorney the accuser says it was an adult consensual relationship. >>> stephen colbert's super pack is now closed. that was posted online by the federal commission. it may have started as a joke but the super pac raked in more than $2 million. he used some of the money to pay for the funny campaign ads during the republican primaries during his ill-fated attempt to be the president of south carolina. >>> 18 minutes past the hour now. time for the early reads, your local news making national headlines. another strange twist in the general petraeus story first reported by the u.s. news and
rock and jackson. the roads are blocked off. there's plenty of police activity here. there is a body laying in the middle of the street. there is a yellow tarp on top of it. we don't know if it's a man or a woman. right now, we just have limited information. but police do tell us around 6:00 a.m. this was a pedestrian crossing the street and hit by a car. we know that the car took off so they are investigating this as a hit and run. at this point, we do not have a description of that car or the driver and, again, we don't have any information on the victim but i just got off the phone with the police spokesperson who tells me that he is en route and will be filling us in on the details. right now, the own -- only the eastbound lanes of jackson avenue are open and the westbound lanes are closed. back out here are live. you can see, police are directing traffic. they are trying to keep people away from the scene because this is still active and they are investigating. we don't know if rain played a factor. it's drizzling out here right now. we're not sure if it is slick roads. we hope
in the first election. andrew jackson won more popular votes than he did but jefferson didn't have a majority in congress. so, they -- the presidential race was thrown into the house of representatives and the probability of john quincy adams despised jackson and was terrified of the possibility of the presidency he said jefferson was a barbarian who could hardly run his name and so he got together with henry clay who had the votes in the presidential election and promised him to be the secretary of state and they pull their votes together in the house of representatives and that's how he was elected to the presidency. in the next election by then, jackson had gone around the country dillinger popular maturities and getting along changed from state to state to state and which providing for the universal right male suffrage which took the votes out of the hands of property owners and gave it to the barbarians as john quincy adams might say. >> john quincy adams deal with clay and 1824 was that ethical by the standards of those days retrospectively by our standards? >> is certainly was in those
house race, and jesse jr. has been -- jesse jackson, jr. has been projected the winner of the house race. with all of this news, cbs is calling new hampshire for president obama. bill fletcher, your reflections at this moment. >> is the question is about drawing the line. i think it is about strategy. we talk a lot about drawing lines. we talked about disagreements with different mainstream politicians. politics is about strategy, so it is not a question about if obama has nine done -- not done x, y, and z, the question is what are we capable of doing? otherwise this becomes a complete abstraction, and going back to something laura says, i do not know people who put all their time into the electoral politics. i know very few people to sink all of their energy into it. what i do know is a lot of people who stay away from the discussion of a long term electra roles strategy -- electorial strategy, or they jump in, thinking that is a time to wave the flag and express moral outrage with all kinds of capital as politicians, rather than thinking what are the steps we have to take to actually w
and later, "american idol" judge randy jackson. how's that for a lineup? >>> first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> don't even fit after randy. not even close. and the sexiest guy alive. rough competition this morning. good morning, everyone. here's what we're dealing with out there. we're a week away from thanksgiving. we don't need any travel headaches as we get towards the busy season. doesn't look like we'll see any. nice and quiet weather conditions. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. just like yesterday. it will be a cold morning and then decent afternoon. a little below average. we'll take it. no rain, no snow throughout any of the northeast and the big airports. we do have some rain this morning if you're driving outside the queen city, charlotte, north carolina, down to columbia and all through the lower portions of charleston, myrtle beach and wilmington. any coastal areas, you're going to be on and off rain. that's really one of the only wet spots we have in the entire country this morning. it's a very quiet day in the midwest. nice weather in texas after a chilly start
loose and weird. it's over, right? no. vick, to his playmaker, desean jackson, 77 yards to the house. third career receiving touchdown 75 yards or longer. that's tied for the most in the nfl since 2008. next eagles drive, being pressured. will smith getting all sorts of i am legend on vick. the seventh saints sack. here's your dagger. brees to jimmy graham, who had 8 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. brees, 239 through the air with 2 scores. third quarter. last chance for vick. third and goal. off of the helmet. the ball is loose. and the saints have it. circle gets the square. andy reid is not happy. michael vick's not happy. >>> with regards to the streak on "monday night football," drew brees has 24 touchdowns in 8 monday night wins. i'm randy scott. have a good day. >> we needed it. >>> up next, "the pulse." an election day no-no in a couple of states. >>> and you can count on jimmy kimmel to find out how dishonest people can be when it comes to kimmel to find out how dishonest people can be when it comes to voting. plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% mo
, vic. >>> joining us with analysis is melinda jackson of san jose state. she is an associate professor of political science and research director for the survey and policy research institute at san jose state. >> her areas of interest are public opinion, civic engagement and political participation. she is also an expert in polling. let's talk about the polls. pretty much dead on accurate. no real surprises tonight at all, right? >> that's right. everything we have seen tonight was predicted by the polls. so despite some doubts that were raised in the last few weeks, the polls performed very well this year. >> what does that say about polling? is it an accurate process? >> the challenges have gotten much more severe in the last two years. fewer and fewer people are picking up the phone and answering these polls. more people have a cell phone and they are harder to reach. but the polling world is adapting to those changes, and as we can see we have a real election to compare it to and they were right on this year. >> it seemed like the obama campaign was really dialed into all of this.
. a brighter future for michael jackson's older brother tuesday, who filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun. he would only say that the change was for ar cystic reasons, and a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. it captured moment that may have been momented with bigger in your face camera gear. and "parks and recreation" is excited about a cameo appearance of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather, he is in connecticut for us, al, good morning. >> can't wait to check that out. we're in connecticut, our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut, another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd rain and snow showers giving way to rain and snow showers. there is the remnants of that nor'easter pulling away finally. another big storm coming into the northwest, it could be bringing blizzard conditions to parts of montana and the dakotas as well. sunny skies in flor >>> 8:05 on a thursday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. skies turning dark over san jose. got an ar
in one sense that people may not be familiar with. he's the first american president since andrew jackson to win a re-election with a lower popular vote percentage than he won his first time. we don't do that in american politics. when we re-elect a president, we typically embrace that president even more strongly than the first time. the president's not in that political category, but he has won re-election and he has a mandate based on what he makes of it. many political scientists say the idea of a mandate is basically fiction. >> we learned something about the shape of the electorate. in 2008, the obama campaign decided they were going to build a coalition out of young voters, minority voters and college-educated women. they did that again. they did it in a slightly different ways and different regions of the country, but the president get a smaller share of the white vote, but the white vote shrunk, and he got a larger share -- well, the white vote actually stayed about the same, it's been shrinking since 1990, '92, but he got a larger vote of the minority vote, hispanics and african
, called "untouchable, the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." nick watt sat down with randal sullivan. >> reporter: it's called "the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." despite his wealth, michael had only one credit card. >> in one case, a phone call where he's asking for $500,000. it was like a french fry bag and gave it to michael. that was an in joke of, i want you to supersize this order. >> reporter: and he wanted to be an actor. >> michael was tired of being a song and dance man. he didn't want to perform on stage from the time -- well, from the time of the history tour, which was 1995, '96. >> reporter: he wanted to play spider-man on film. and we he wanted to play willy wonka. he was not chosen for either role. he was desperate for true friendship. >> diana didn't want to be his friend? >> she didn't. you know, for lack of a better word, i think she was a little creeped out by him. >> reporter: after three years of research, sullivan, a hard journalist, was left with this. >> i developed a deep affection for michael that i didn't see coming
jackson's brothers wants to change his name. jermaine jackson is asking a court to alter his last name to jacksun. saying it was for artistic reasons. >> i thought you were going to say for financial reasons. maybe you can escape some debt. >> maybe that's it. seems like a waste of time. who knows. >> just wants some attention. >> maybe it's numerlogical. maybe he'll get different energy if his name is differently spelled. >> i want to know the latest. weather forecast. clouds out there at the moment. sunshine for most of the day today. it is going to be cool. high temperatures in the low 50s. and the breeze will be with us as well. if you are curious, we did get our first official snowflakes last night. we've now officially had a trace this year. no matter what happens, can't say it didn't snow in washington this year. >> i would be okay saying it didn't snow. >> here's your pattern flip. it's been chilly around here for the start of the month and temperatures have been on the warm side out to the west. the net stream going to flip the pattern here later this weekend. and that means
agreement they are barred from carrying a deadly weapon. within 100 feet of the polls. is jerry jackson, he happens to be a democratic poll watching, too. so he is allowed to be there. producer kathryn foster tried to get him to talk. >> what is your purpose for being here? >> protecting the people inside? from what? >> reporter: then there was a wall-size mural. take a look at it. of president obama and the campaign logo watching over the voters in a public school. this is franklin school in philadelphia. this remained untouched for hours as people voted. and it was only partially covered up after complaint. shannon mauer, the deputy secretary of the commonwealth and told fox news, "it's an absolute disgrace, election materials and electioneerieng are prohibited by state law. that can be interpreted as trying to influence voters inside the polling place. voter i.d. and sometimes some poll workers asked for that but by law, voters didn't have to turn that over." if you suspect problems at the polls where you live, here is our address. voterfraud@foxnews.com. back to you in the studio. >> an
for us as the votes come in melinda jackson from state university. >> you are expert on polling and the polls literally were spot on. >> we have had absolutely no surprises tonight in terms of the electoral klechblingt the state poll were very accurate predicting the outcome this year so despite some skepticism about whether or not the poll would get it right it seems like they really did soil. far no big surprises there on the national level. >> yes. so far we are seeing that presidential campaign that spent more than 2 billion dollars is ending up with very little change even in the electoral college map it looks very similar to 2008 couple of states that obama won last time he didn't win this time north carolina and indiana but other than that shaping up to lack very similar to last time around. >> mitt romney people obviously have same access everyone else do. smart politically in the last day or 2 mitt romney was very confident as any candidate would be but they had this information they had to have known it was likely to go this way. >> you would think yes and if you tr
and with his help he ascended the jobs in the yet penetration of andrew jackson. first he helped him become the u.s. attorney general, then the secretary of the treasury and then in 1836 the chief justice of the supreme court. he went on to write the dred scott decision in 1857 which effectively legalized slavery and he's in the coming of the civil war so they were inseparable political figures in this period and influential and important in a way that is totally forgotten. in washington there is a bridge that crosses the potomac river in the park where he used to live and in the park there's lots of exhibits that are devoted to him and there is one that says he was active in antislavery causes and this is wrong, completely wrong. it would be more active to say that he was active in suppressing the antislavery causes. part of the point of the book is to remind people of things we really don't want to remember about our own history so this is also a book about the real francis scott key but i don't want to give the wrong impression. this book is not a polemical book or out to score points. i
is a man-made. host: who is in the mountain party there? caller: jessie -- jessie it is not jackson. i am voting for jessie, but jessie jackson is from chicago. jessie johnson, and robert, who is also, i belive he is iunning for governer. it will be a protest vote. i am so dissapointed people here could not vote. caller: a good morning. i am -- i cannot stand debbie. es. tells us so many liv and bill nelson is the biggest fake that ever came along. he is anything but an independent. but i was wondering if i could make a comment about abortion. everyone seems to think it is such an easy subject. i am the father of a daughter and two granddaughters. and i can tell you that the part of the abortion and question that people never talk about is the responsibility corp. for an unwanted pregnancy. when i was growing up, if you got someone pregnant, you were going to marry them and that child was going to have your name. but look what has happened. birth control bills came along, so that if there was an unwanted pregnancy, it was the woman's fault because she did not take your pills. now, let us
to be close. it's going to be close. i'll say about the same -- i'm here in jackson so this is a republican area but he won't win this state probably. host: thanks for the call. we appreciate it. this is a live view of the white house. a comment on our twitter feed saying -- host: if you are just joining us live coverage on the final campaign appearances from president obama and romney. we'll have that live when it happens. in the meantime the candidates chris crossing the state. we heard from paul ryan earlier today. biden was in virginia earlier today. >> hello virginia. you guys look pretty warm. how are you guys doing? are you ready to re-elect barack obama and joe biden? [applause] >> are you ready to elect tim mccain? [applause] >> i know some of you have been volunteering for weeks and weeks and months and months on end. thank you, thank you, thank you. you know in 2008 virginia was the place, the eppi center of the election. in 2008, it was virginia that elected barack obama. are you ready to do it again? [applause] we're back to being another battleground state. and we all want our
jackson series, read: time. at the end of the summer, jack was a bright guy, but was not a big reader and a good-looking kid -- his mother must be very, very pretty. but by the end of the summer, he had read a dozen books. about nine of them he liked a lot in his reading skills have gone to remove. so he went from eight yourself or he didn't like to read two when he took his sats, which they take, he got 800 reading, which is the highest score you can get. so that's what can happen. it's unimportant whether they get 800 or harvard or vanderbilt , the support they get through high school and they have options when they get out. so yeah, mitch, where are you? , now, we're going to shoot the breeze and awesome question. what happened with that movie, et cetera, et cetera. [applause] >> so i think you can also why we have a master storyteller a mischievous measure in the story that he tells. i think we need to create on this throughout the country. we read in our house. i think that is one of the most brilliant taglines that i've heard in a long, long time. don't you agree? i think we sho
in ray lewis is coming out you or if you're a cornerback and stephen jackson is heading towards you, what happens after you tackle one of those individuals in the sun accident? that is a necessary and foreseeable consequences of the recall playing football. the day that we actually turned the corner on making this game better for youth is the same day that we recognize that players, when they are engaged and get her to work, albert, not playing a game, i work, when we accept that responsibility can choose we're going to compensate them take care of medical injuries for those players who get her to her, that's the data will be much better for youth football because they will have moved beyond the gladiator phase i thought all, where we all used to say, think i got a broken leg itches happened and that was tough for him to which i should move on. >> let me finish a course that's why they call a workers compensation because it is work. my point is not necessarily workers compensation per se, but as a symbol for the cumulative impact of trauma from the youths. we talk about 180 million people
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